A salt shaker, a coffee pot, a doorknob. We take delight in the well-designed small things. Our line of personalized house nameplates contain the smallest signs we manufacture. Individually produced by hand, they are versatile and tasteful.
The tradition of naming a house or property spans the globe; in North America porcelain enamel signs are often used to indicate the name of a residence or country cottage. Our personalized house signs are available in range of sizes and can comfortably fit a family name, a house name, or other text that is specific to a dwelling or property. Our larger format signs are suitable for lawn or garden signs, such as a private property sign.
In the home, a name sign in the foyer or study can enhance the space. In the office, door signs and desk nameplates not only help pinpoint where individuals sit, they also personalize the environment. Office nameplates are commonly used by doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Unlike metals like aluminum and brass, our signs will not tarnish or lose their luster.
Do you have an original design for a personalized nameplate? Our lettering and graphic techniques draw on the rich history of porcelain sign fabrication—at the same time we are able to invent. We can play with typeface, experiment with color, and masterfully produce a sign to your specification. On our custom sign page, you can start from a basic shape or request your own dimensions.
Design Tips: Creative House Name Plaques
Individual accents make a house a home. Our enamel signs can express an original idea. Put your residence name on a nameplate or create a decorative wall element using text. Suitable for both the exterior and interior, our enameled name signs add a unique detail to your space. Suggested product: The enameled Engelhardt Ryegaard House Name Plaque
is the perfect complement to a contemporary space. For more inspiration for house name plaques, see our custom signs page
One of our house number signs
can perfectly complement your house name sign as well.
Mark the Moment: A New Baby
Welcome to the world! Celebrate a new baby with a custom nameplate. Made to order, our handcrafted enamel nameplates are heirloom quality, guaranteed to last for generations. Do you need a last minute gift for a special new arrival? We offer expedited 3-day production and overnight express options. Suggested product: Our Highlander Palsgaard Nameplate
features a classic typeface and a decorative trim. Its timeless appeal makes it a favorite.
How are porcelain enamel house name plaques used traditionally?
In many European countries, it is common to name your house or identify the inhabitants of a residence. In Denmark and other Scandinavian countries large enameled name signs may be used on a cottage or country estate. There is also a tradition of placing smaller size family house nameplates on the door or mailbox. We produce our hand-stenciled house name plaques with outside use in mind. Because the enamel coating protects the house name plaques, they do not lose their luster after prolonged exposure to sun or moisture.
From Our Kiln to Your Door
All of our nameplates are hand-stenciled in Europe, using a traditional technique that dates back to the nineteenth century. During the early twentieth century, new sign production methods replaced the hand stenciling process and the craft began to disappear. Our commitment to bringing the quality and beauty of porcelain enamel signs to new generations motivates us to keep the art alive. Each sign is fired in a kiln to achieve a high-gloss, high-relief finish. During the firing, precise conditions must be maintained in the kiln. The porcelain enamel finish is able to withstand the elements, ensuring that the vibrancy of the colors will remain for a lifetime. If you are looking for something other than our nameplates,
do not hesitate to check our house number plates
and our house address signs
pages. We can also offer working with you to create a sign to your exact design specifications on our
Our nameplate collections
For over twenty-five years, we been specializing in the fabrication of weatherproof porcelain enamel nameplates and custom signs. Our nameplate collections were expertly created with an understanding of the ideal dimensions and color combinations for small and medium-sized signage. Designed to complement our decorative house numbers and address plaques, they make an excellent housewarming gift. If you do not want simply a number, check out our address plaques
page. Address plates can contain numbers as well as street names.
Questions about our personalized nameplates or other products?Feel free to get in touch. Our customer service is available to answer your questions 7 days a week.